According to a survey by Motorpoint, a UK car supermarket group, three out of five new car buyers in 2008 will be purchasing a vehicle with lower CO2 emissions than their previous car. Motorpoint reached this conclusion after checking its own order books, but they aren't the first ones to notice the trend.

"We've increased our online sales force by more than 10 percent in order to cope with the increase in customer inquiries and orders. And many of those inquiries involve giving advice about CO2 emissions levels," said Motorpoint operations director Paul Winfield. "But let's not lose sight of the fact that, though the Government wants to get people out of high-emissions vehicles by making them more expensive while also cutting the cost of driving the more environmentally-friendly alternatives, our survey also shows forty per cent of the country's 33 million drivers are still ready to pay the price for driving the car of their choice however polluting it may be," he added.

I hope he didn't mean that we should have the right to pollute as much as we want; it's no secret he was talking about the new Congestion Tax rules.

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[Source: Motorpoint]